Values, principles and norms of behavior

The Plansee Group published its Code of Conduct in 2007 which is valid for all entities of the Group.

We comply with all laws, rules and regulations in each country.

We operate within the law

We comply with the applicable laws, rules and regulations in every country where we operate. We respect the rules of fair competition, antitrust laws, export and import restrictions and intellectual property rights, and we forbid any kind of bribery.

We respect human rights

We respect human rights

We respect everyone’s right to personal dignity and privacy. We recruit, select, train, promote and compensate employees solely on the basis of work-related criteria, such as experience and performance.

Social Commitment

We act in the Group’s interests

Everything we do is aimed to benefit our global business. We avoid situations where the private interests of an employee conflict with the interests of the company.

We behave responsibly.

We act responsibly

We use our tangible and intangible assets effectively and responsibly, are careful to protect confidential information, intellectual property or information relevant to legal actions or administrative proceedings, and use electronic media in an appropriate manner.


We ensure state-of-the-art QSE management

Our management systems monitor performance in terms of product and service quality, occupational health & safety and environmental protection, establishing new guidelines and standards where appropriate.

Supplier Policy

With its Supplier Policy the Plansee Group documents the main requirements that are applicable for all suppliers as well as the expectations including good corporate governance and ethical behavior. It also explains our activities to ensure socially and environmentally responsible sourcing of raw materials and other goods in our supply chain.


Governance structure

Plansee Holding AG

Supervisory Board
Dr. Alexander Leeb (Chairman)
em. o. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Peter Doralt (Vice Chairman)
Cornelia Hechenleitner-Schwarzkopf
Dr. Hariolf Kottmann
Dr. Andreas Ludwig
Arabella Schwarzkopf
Dr. Maria-Christina Schwarzkopf-Hilti

Executive Board
Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Michael Schwarzkopf (Chairman)
Dipl.-Ing. Bernhard Schretter
Mag. Karlheinz Wex


Plansee SE

Board of Directors
Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Michael Schwarzkopf (Chairman)
Dipl.-Ing. Bernhard Schretter (Vice Chairman)
Mag. Karlheinz Wex (Vice Chairman)
Delegated from the Works Council: Christoph Scheiber, Kurt Schmid

Executive Directors
Dipl.-Ing. Bernhard Schretter (President)
Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Wolfgang Köck
Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Andreas Lackner
Mag. Ulrich Lausecker


Global Tungsten & Powders Beteiligungs GmbH

Supervisory Board
Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Michael Schwarzkopf (Chairman)
Dipl.-Ing. Bernhard Schretter
Mag. Karlheinz Wex
Mag. Andreas Schwenninger

Managing Director
Dipl.-Ing. Hermann Walser

Ceratizit S.A.

Board of Directors
Anne Lanners-de Rycker (Chairwoman)
Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Michael Schwarzkopf (Vice Chairman)
Dr. Alain Georges
Dipl.-Ing. Bernhard Schretter

Executive Board Members
Dipl.-Ing. Jacques Lanners (Co-Chairman)
Mag. Karlheinz Wex (Co-Chairman)
Dipl.-Ing. John O’Hara
Dipl.-Ing. Thierry Wolter